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« on: February 24, 2011 01:22:45 AM »

I LOVE fabric - there are so many awesome prints that can only be found in fabric. And I've been slowly building my stash of fabrics, mostly scraps and FQs so this is a great way to use those tiny bits! This was done with acrylic paint for the background, then I modge podged the precut fabric shapes on, and then painted over that for highlights and shadow for further detailing.  Smiley These were made for swaps so I know I'll be doing at least one more for myself  Grin







This was the first version of this sort of thing. It's all fabric with no modge podge or paint. The pieces are all sewn together and then glued to the canvas. I like it, but I think the versions I'm doing now have more depth and interest but it's definitely a start.

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011 01:40:04 AM »

Wow! I can't decide which I like better. These are fabulous.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011 01:49:22 AM »

Hey! I have some of that red fabric with the reddish white concentric circles in my stash too. These are all just stunning. I wish I could come up with stuff this cool looking. I'm wisting this.Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011 02:13:58 AM »

hey, that first one is MINE!!... and I love it....
sheepBlue, you are awesome...
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011 04:28:11 AM »

Wow - utterly awesome, you've used the fabrics so well, and your colours are beautiful. They are all wonderful, and great to see how they progressed.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011 05:37:24 AM »

Hey! I have some of that red fabric with the reddish white concentric circles in my stash too. These are all just stunning. I wish I could come up with stuff this cool looking. I'm wisting this.Cheesy

All of the red fabric for the mushrooms have a bit of white acrylic paint on them to suggest the circles so that's actually not a part of the fabric pattern itself. But it did turn out pretty well I think  Wink

Wow - utterly awesome, you've used the fabrics so well, and your colours are beautiful. They are all wonderful, and great to see how they progressed.

I think the funnest thing about this whole process is dragging out the fabrics and playing around to see which colors and patterns work best with each other. FQs are PERFECT for this sort of thing since it's easy to find neat patterns that are fun but not overwhelming which would be distracting from the whole composition.

hey, that first one is MINE!!... and I love it....
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OGD - YOU are awesome!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011 06:09:10 AM »

These are great, lovely, and very inspiring. I'm new to this wonderful world of fabric - what's FQ mean?

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011 06:17:45 AM »

These are great, lovely, and very inspiring. I'm new to this wonderful world of fabric - what's FQ mean?

Thanks for sharing!

FQ is shorthand for fat quarters. You can find them at any fabric shop.
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011 06:43:09 AM »

These are very nice. I REALLY LOVE the first one.  Squirrels are so sweet!
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011 08:28:55 AM »

The ones in the second and third picture are my absolute favorite. The deer are so cute and the tree is just lovely! You are a great artist!
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